Events

May 22nd, 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

May 22, 2019 Emerging Risks & Reinsurance

Start Date/Time:
05/22/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
05/22/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
1 Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
United States

EMERGING RISKS & REINSURANCE

Full Day Seminar May 22, 2019

Emerging Risks – Defining the Exposure, Understanding Underwriting & Pricing Aspects, Analyzing Claims

Emerging risks include the sharing economy, climate change and water scarcity, the Me-Too movement as well as technological advancements like autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things, cyber and alternative energy. Our excellent speakers all gave an in-depth look at all these. The day concluded with a lively panel discussion which was followed by a networking reception.

In addition, this program could have been submitted for review to the Institutes® CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

Program Agenda

Speaker Profiles

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

Location: Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, 1 Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Registration Fees:
Members: $525
Non-Members: $625

May 26th, 2021 - May 26th, 2021

May 26, 2021: The Big Tort: When Emerging Products Liability Risks Transform Into Nuclear Verdicts

Start Date/Time:
05/26/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
05/26/2021 1:15 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

THE BIG TORT: WHEN EMERGING PRODUCTS LIABILITY RISKS TRANSFORM INTO NUCLEAR VERDICTS
May 26, 2021 ♦ 12 Noon – 1:30 pm EST ♦ Powered via Zoom

Arch Re Managing Director and IRUA Board member, Joshua Hackett, will discuss with Peter Dinunzio, Partner, Clyde & Co., what are the likely next drivers of toxic tort litigation; the underlying theories driving the plaintiff’s bar; known cases and their current status; and underwriting considerations for GL/Pollution/Environmental/Excess coverage forms.

Peter Dinunzio is a member of the firm’s insurance disputes practice. He focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration of complex commercial insurance and reinsurance matters. He has particular experience litigating environmental, talc, asbestos and other product liability exposures.

Peter has more than a decade of experience working with policyholders, brokers, London Market and other domestic and international insurers in this space and in relation to other latent-type insurance matters.

He is Admitted to the Bar in NY, CT and MA and holds a JD, with honors, from University of Connecticut Law School, a Masters of Public Administration, with honors, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

 

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

November 10th, 2020 - November 10th, 2020

November 10, 2020: InsurTech Innovation and its Effects on Insurance/Reinsurance

Start Date/Time:
11/10/2020 12:30 PM
End Date/Time:
11/10/2020 1:45 PM
Location:
Zoom
New York, NY United States

INSURTECH INNOVATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON INSURANCE/REINSURANCE
November 10, 2020     12:30-1:45 p.m. Eastern Time ♦ Webinar 

This highly topical webinar will discuss the impact of InsurTech on several links within the insurance value chain including the players driving the change as well as the regulatory topics to consider when adopting the new and emerging technologies that are fueling the disruption.

Our presenters are Arlene Kern, Senior Vice President and Strategic Innovation Leader of Munich Reinsurance America and Stephanie Duchene, Esq., a Partner of Mayer Brown LLP.   Ms. Kern, is the  IRUA’s Immediate Past President and while now dedicated to the innovation space comes from an insurance/reinsurance underwriting and marketing background.  Ms. Duchene will exploring the legal implications arising from the InsurTech phenomenon.  To bring you completely current our California based experts will discuss the early signals of the pandemic’s impact on InsurTech from both the startup and regulatory point of view.

Our thanks, as always, are due to Mayer Brown LLP for their support of the IRUA and its educational mission.

Stop the Press!  CLE credit has not been applied for by Mayer Brown.  This includes multi-state credit.  Please contact Jerry Wallis at jwallis@irua.org for further details.

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

November 12th, 2020 - November 13th, 2020

November 12 & 13 2020: IRUA and Lloyd’s Bring London to You! Lloyd’s in the 2020s

Start Date/Time:
11/12/2020 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
11/13/2020 11:00 AM
Location:
New York, NY United States

IRUA AND LLOYD’S BRING LONDON TO YOU! LLOYD’S IN THE 2020s
November 12 & 13,
2020 – Webinar
9:00 am – 11: 00 am (EST)

Lloyd’s is rapidly changing both internationally and externally.  This special program over two mornings will feature Lloyd’s executives and reinsurance underwriters discussing both market conditions and appetites as well as how the Society is focusing on efficiencies to maximize policyholder value.  Presented in co-operation with IRUA member – Lloyd’s America Inc. and featuring Hank Watkins, Lloyd’s Regional Director and President – Americas (and past IRUA board member) in the United States and well-known Lloyd’s speakers directly from the United Kingdom.

 Registration Fees: Please note that this is a FREE event but you sill need to register as we are expecting a large attendance.

To Register: Please send an email with your name, company and business title to:  mcs@irua.org and please copy jwallis@irua.org.

 

 

 

November 5th, 2019 - November 5th, 2019

November 5, 2019 – RNG Luncheon

Start Date/Time:
11/05/2019 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
11/05/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Meet in Place Midtown
675 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States

RINSURANCE NETWORKING GROUP LUNCHEON

Everything You Wanted to Know About How Arbitrators Are Selected
But Were Afraid to Ask

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 12 Noon to 2 pm

Location
Meet in Place Midtown
675 3rd Avenue, New York, NY  10017

Presenters
Teresa Snider – Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Teresa Snider is a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. She concentrates her practice in insurance and reinsurance arbitration, litigation, and related insolvency issues and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group.  She joined Butler Rubin in 1994 after a clerkship with Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Butler Rubin merged with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP in February 2019. 

Teresa co-chairs Porter Wright’s annual Women in Reinsurance program and she co-chairs the Quarterly Editorial Board of ARIAS-U.S.

Catherine Isely – Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Catherine Isely litigates complex commercial disputes on behalf of local, national and global businesses, including insurers and reinsurers. She represents parties in sophisticated commercial contracts and relationships, where high-stakes disputes regularly require a multifaceted legal strategy across court and arbitral forums. In addition to appearing as trial counsel in courts nationwide, Catherine regularly represents clients at complex, multi-stage mediations, in high-stakes, commercial arbitrations and in related court challenges as to arbitrability, panel constitution or award confirmation.

Catherine co-founded Butler Rubin’s annual Women in Reinsurance Program, and now co-chairs Porter Wright’s annual Women in Reinsurance program.

As always, please click on our Schedule of events either in our posts under the news section on the home page or under the Events Tab on the navigation bar to see what events are coming up.

Registration Fee:  $55 per person
No username or password is required to register for this event.

October 19th, 2021 - October 19th, 2021

October 19, 2021 – Actuarial Principles for the Non-Actuary

Start Date/Time:
10/19/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
10/19/2021 1:00 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY, NY United States

ACTUARIAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE NON-ACTUARY
October 19, 2021
♦ 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Please join us  for IRUA’s latest webinar “Actuarial Principles for the Non-Actuary”.  This session is designed not only for the junior underwriter, broker and other (re)insurance professional, but also for the more experienced professional who is looking to increase their knowledge of basic and intermediate actuarial principles.  We will go through the rating process from start to finish and show attendees what trends to look for in the analysis to better price and underwrite your risks.

Be better prepared for discussions with your actuarial colleagues!  Looking forward to seeing you (remotely) there.

Our presenter, Michael Schummer, is a Casualty Underwriting Manager and hold the position of Senior Vice President & Casualty Treaty Team Leader at Munich Re in Princeton, N.J.

Mr. Schummer holds the professional designations of ACAS, MAAA and was born and raised in  Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University’s Actuarial program in 1991.  He worked at several large national writers in an actuarial capacity, supporting pricing and operations in the field.  After a short stint in Northern California, he moved to American Re (now Munich Re) in Princeton, still in an Actuarial capacity.  Michael moved to underwriting in 2002 and currently has the role of Senior Vice President and a Casualty Team Lead in the Treaty area.

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

October 7th, 2020 - October 7th, 2020

October 7, 2020: The Fundamentals of Representations & Warranties Insurance

Start Date/Time:
10/07/2020 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
10/07/2020 12:15 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES INSURANCE
October 7, 2020      11.00 a.m to 12.15 p.m. ♦ Powered by Zoom


Representations & Warranties insurance is a complex solution for a complex situation. There has been a significant emerging trend in the increased utilization of M&A Reps & Warranties Insurance in corporate M&A transactions of privately held companies.  Both strategic acquirers and private equity buyers have become increasingly comfortable using this insurance product as it provides meaningful benefits to both buyers and sellers.

Hear from Nick DeMartini, Senior VP, Professional Lines  of Partner Re and the North American portfolio manager for Transactional Liability. He will provide a comprehensive overview of the product line including its benefits; scope of coverage and exclusions; and other key areas. Also covered will be the underwriting process; how R&W differs from other insurances; claims issues including the unique aspects of how claims are handled and damages are assessed.   Bringing you right up to date, Mr. DeMartini will discuss the current marketplace, including implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the segment’s challenges from a global reinsurance perspective.

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

December 31st, 2021

Please Click on the “News” Section for our 2022 Preliminary Events Schedule or CLICK HERE

Start Date/Time:
12/31/2021 3:57 PM
End Date/Time:
12/31/2021 3:57 PM
Location:
New York, NY United States

Our 2022 Calendar of Events is current underway.  Click Here to download a copy of the IRUA Preliminary Events Schedule and, check back often to be updated on event dates.

September 12th, 2018 - September 12th, 2018

September 12, 2018 Lunch & Learn: The Opioid Epidemic

Start Date/Time:
09/12/2018 11:45 AM
End Date/Time:
09/12/2018 2:00 PM
Location:
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
1 Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
United States

SOLD OUT!

THIS EVENT HAS RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL JERRY WALLIS AT: JWALLIS@IRUA.ORG

AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO OUR WAIT LIST


The Opioid Epidemic
:  The explosion in opioid abuse is never far from the national headlines but what is the actual and potential effect on insurers and reinsurers?  Many lines of business are potentially impacted – general liability, products liability, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice to name a few.  The cost to society is huge but how about to our industry?  Mr. Kole is a true expert in this field and will be making a presentation not to be missed!

Guest Speaker
Robert Kole, Esq., Partner
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Mr. Kole is a partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group of his firm and is based in Boston, MA.  He is a well-known figure in the reinsurance arbitration, litigation and complex claim fields acting on behalf of both cedents and reinsurers in multiple disputes.  He is also an expert in insurance litigation, arbitration, ADR and coverages analyses on behalf of insurers in many areas such as mass tort as well as property and hurricane-related loses.

This lunchtime program is being offered at the offices of Transatlantic Reinsurance Company in lower Manhattan.  The doors open at 11:45 am.  Seating is limited to make your reservation today!

You will have the opportunity to hear from a leading attorney with extensive knowledge on this subject as well as enjoy a networking lunch.

In addition, this program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

Sold out.  Registration is closed.
Registration Fee: $75

September 12th, 2019 - September 12th, 2019

September 12, 2019: “De-Constructing Construction” A Challenging Industry for Re/Insurers (Half-Day Plus)

Start Date/Time:
09/12/2019 10:30 AM
End Date/Time:
09/12/2019 4:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

“DE-CONSTRUCTING CONSTRUCTION” A CHALLENGING INDUSTRY FOR RE/INSURERS

September 12, 2019

This seminar is geared to insurance and reinsurance underwriters, brokers and claims professionals who today face challenges that construction industry exposures provide.  The morning session will provide a high-level overview of basic coverages, exposures and policy forms.  The afternoon session will provide a broad market update, construction defect issues and the implications of NY Labor Law and the current legal environment.

Click Here to download the agenda.
Click Here to download speaker profiles

Presentations
Construction Risks and Challenges
Construction Market Update

Location:  Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Registration Fees:
Member:  $395
Non-Member: $495

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate.  You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis:  jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate.  Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

Registration For Non-Members:
 Please complete the registration form as it appears once you click on “To Register”.